Our Team

Prof. Francis Taulelle
Founder & Co President

Francis Taulelle is Research Director at CNRS and professor at KU Leuven, specialized in the field of NMR, analytical chemistry, macromolecular and materials chemistry. Read more

Corine Sombrun
Founder 

Corine was trained over eight years in Mongolian traditional trance practices. In the past 18 years, she has been integrating those ancient practices within our modern lives and helped neuroscience understand the brain under cognitive trance. Today she is dedicated to the advancement of science's understanding of trance states, as well as to the diffusion of tools to access trance without external substance or stimuli, for therapeutic goals as well as creativity and personal transformation. Read more

Nadine Kreisberger
Co President

In her therapeutic work one-on-one and in groups, Nadine combines her unique background in depth psychology, trance states, business, politics, and the media garnered over her years in Europe, Mongolia, India and the US.

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Michel Fareng
Treasurer

Michel is an entrepreneur in the fields of education, sports, culture, and sustainable development, with a particular focus on social entrepreneurship. Co-founder of the HEC Alumni Spirituality Club as part of his ongoing passion for personal development and meaning in the business world. Read more

Dr Olivia Gosseries
Associate researcher

Olivia is a neuropsychologist and research scientist at the GIGA-Consciousness at the University of Liege (Belgium). She studies pathological, physiological and pharmacological modifications of consciousness using behavioral assessments, neurophysiology and brain imaging technologies. She is currently conducting scientific studies on cognitive trance in expert practitioners.  Read more

Dr Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse
Associate researcher

Audrey is a neuropsychologist, PhD in Medical Sciences. She is currently working in the Algology Department of the University Hospital of Liège and she is heading the Sensation and Perception Research Group of the GIGA Consciousness of the University of Liège. The aim of her clinical researches is developing paradigms to evaluate the benefit on global well-being, sleep difficulties and cognitive complains of hypnosis/self-care learning as well as virtual reality in different pathologies (chronic pain patients, patients in oncology, patients in intensive care units, etc).  With functional magnetic resonance imaging and high-density electroencephalography, she is also studying the neurophysiological mechanisms of hypnosis and other modified states of consciousness in healthy subjects and patients.

Scientific Committee

 

  • President: Pr. Francis Taulelle (Emeritus CNRS Research Director, Professor, KU Leuven, Physical-Chemist, NMR spectroscopist, Leuven, Belgium)

  • Pr. Steven Laureys (Clinical Professor and FNRS Resarch Director, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium)

  • Pr. Pierre Pierre Flor-Henry (Professor, University of Alberta, Researcher in Hemispheric laterality and EEG imaging, Canada)

  • Pr. Yakov Shapiro  (Professor, University of Alberta, Neuroscience  Psychotherapy Psychopharmacology, integration and evolutionary psychiatry, Canada)

  • Pr. Edward Frenkel (Professor, Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

  • Pr. Marc Henry (Professor, University of Strasbourg, Chemistry and Quantum Physics, Strasbourg, France)

  • Pr. François Féron (Professor, Faculty of Medicine Aix-Marseille, INP, CNRS, Director of NeuroSchool, Manager of clinical trials in neural therapy, Marseille, France)

  • Dr. Sarah Schimchowitsch, (PhD, CNRS Researcher, Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France)

  • Dr. Audrey Vanhaudenuyse (PhD, Psychologist, Sensation & Perception Research Group, GIGA Consciousness, University of Liege & Algology Department, University Hospital of Liege, Belgium)

  • Dr. Guillaume Dumas (PhD, Alius Research Group, Paris, France)

  • Dr. Pierre Etevenon (PhD, former INSERM Research Director, Neurobiologist, Paris, France)

  • Dr. Elie Le Quemener (PhD, INRA Researcher, INRA Narbonne, France)

  • MD Jean-Pierre Lablanchy (Psychiatrist, Paris, France)

  • MD Marik Cassard (Paris, France)

  • MD Kirsten Keesmann (Vanne, France)

  • MD Amélie Leboucher (Paris, France)

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